Case Study #1
SecurAmerica is a privately-held, US-based premium contract security services company and provides a wide range of security services including uniformed security officers, access control, patrol services, asset protection programs, vulnerability assessments, investigations, guest relations, concierge services, shuttle bus services, fire and life safety programs, tenant/employee training and special event coverage.
Gaining a competitive edge in the mature security industry isn't easy. Allied Universal Security Services with offices throughout North America invests in a variety of technology solutions to add value to their services. They are always on the lookout for any product, large or small, that can give them a competitive edge and drive customer loyalty.
How does Allied Universal use the Gravity device? “It’s a cost effective supplement to the expensive GPS enabled smart phones our officers carry,” says Joe Murphy.
Each officer with a set of master keys attaches the gravity belt unit device to their belt and affixes the key unit to it. When the keys are separated from the officer by more than 5—7 steps, a loud alarm sounds, the Gravity belt unit vibrates , the key unit strobe light starts flashing and sounding an 85 dB alarm. Simple, but highly effective. Dropped keys are quickly and easily retrieved. With Gravity, keys can no longer be misplaced.
Sr. Vice President
When Joe Murphy, a Sr. Vice President with SecurAmerica, LLC talks to a potential new client, he always mentions the Gravity® key tether his officers carry. It’s a competitive advantage that he doesn’t want to give up!
“This is a brilliant new product my officers and I depend upon.” Says this security professional from Atlanta with 32 years of experience. “The design and simplicity are unmatched in the industry." What makes Gravity so unique? Its patented design that alerts a security officer when the keys are separated from him by more than 20 feet. And, “We love the strobe light that helps an officer find the dropped keys when inspecting outdoor facilities – before Gravity it was almost impossible to find lost keys in a grassy field or wooded area.”
I’m able to create a competitive edge over other security companies who haven’t found out about the Gravity yet. And in our highly competitive industry, I want to create every advantage I can.”
Case Study #2
Securitas is a publicly traded security services, monitoring, consulting and investigation group, based in Stockholm, Sweden. The Company is a global knowledge leader in security with 330,000 employees in over 53 countries.
“Lost keys are a common industry problem that many don’t want to talk about,” says Wallace Kelley. “Professional security firms all maintain insurance to cover some of the costs, but the deductible is usually still north of $25,000.” And that’s not the only cost to consider— during the period of rekeying a building, a security firm incurs extra personnel costs, supervisory costs, and management costs. “I look forward to not having to pay insurance deductibles for key losses ever again,” states Kelley.
Securitas made the decision to embrace Tether Tech's Gravity Solution. Each officer with a set of master keys attaches the Gravity belt unit device to their belt and affixes the key unit to it. When the keys are separated from the officer by more than 5—7 steps, a loud alarm sounds, the Gravity belt unit vibrates, the key unit strobe light starts flashing and sounding an 85 dB alarm. Simple, but highly effective. Dropped keys are quickly and easily retrieved. With Gravity, keys can no longer be misplaced, or worse, lost.
Wallace Kelley, an experienced branch manager with Securitas’s Honolulu office since 2012, won’t let his officers go out on the job without carrying Tether Technologies Gravity key loss prevention device. And, he doesn’t think anyone else should either. Why? Because Gravity has already given him peace of mind regarding losing or misplacing keys, which can cost tens of thousands in insurance deductibles.
“The Gravity solution provides premier companies like Securitas the best overall protection against high costs associated with a set of lost master keys,” says Kelley. “We’d rather focus our resources on key loss prevention technology than on paying high insurance deductibles.”
The Gravity solution provides premier companies like Securitas the best overall protection against high costs associated with a set of lost master keys. We’d rather focus our resources on key loss prevention technology than on paying high insurance deductibles"
Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America. With over 150,000 employees, the Company provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allows their clients to focus on their core business.
“Our reputation is the single most important asset we manage,” says Rick Ward, National Director of Healthcare Security Services for Allied Universal Security. “It says everything to our customers and the world about how we manage our business and therefore protect theirs.”
“I first saw the Gravity key loss prevention device at an industry trade show late last year, and it was an easy decision to recommend we buy several for a pilot evaluation.” says this former US Air Force police officer. “Now that it’s been field tested for several months, I see it as a simple, yet highly effective device that helps us manage our reputation by introducing state-of-the-art technology for key loss prevention.”
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What does Allied Universal Security like so much about the Gravity? “In our field testing, the learning curve is absolutely flat and requires little to no training.” It’s “always on” state, prevents a security officer from accidentally turning off the device, the belt loop closure prevents Gravity from falling off a belt, and the motion sensor prevents false loss alarms. “We show Gravity to our clients as a way to demonstrate our dedicated approach to protecting their business—they are enthusiastic about it, too.”
Has Allied Universal found anything else like the Gravity device? “None!” says Ward. “Gravity is the only proactive product on the market that prevents the loss of keys in the first place. It’s a very small investment to protect our reputation . Our clients love it, our field personnel love it, our managers love it, and we plan to purchase more.”
It’s a very small investment to protect our reputation. Our clients love it, our field personnel love it, our managers love it, and we plan to purchase more.” Rick Ward, National Director, Healthcare Security Services, Allied Universal Security, 310-261-9038, [email protected]